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Population: 6800
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Situated on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, the market town of Pickering is a good base for exploration of the Park, but there is plenty in the ancient market town itself to draw and entertain visitors. Pickering had a population of 6,846 at the last census, and it has the shopping and hospitality facilities expected of a small and very attractive country town. This is said to be a very old settlement, legendarily founded three centuries before the Romans came, but it was in the Norman era that the place became important. Pickering Castle, still an imposing building and not to be missed by visitors, was built in the late 11th century, a symbol of Norman power, but perhaps also constructed with an eye to defending the area against the still real threat of depredation by Scots and Norsemen. Pickering has been a royal possession since the times of William the Conqueror. There are aspects of old Pickering still to be seen in the town, particularly its market place and the church, which has very fine medieval wall paintings, rediscovered in the middle of the 19th century then in an act of official vandalism and philistinism painted over, only to be rediscovered later. Other private dwellings remain from those days, stone built and simple. The town has a proud history of non-conformism, Quaker founder George Fox preaching there in the 17th century and Methodist leader John Wesley in the 18th. This tradition developed a political aspect seen in support for the liberal party. As well as the castle and church Pickering has the Beck Isle Museum, reflecting life and work through the ages in Ryedale. Perhaps a more immediate draw for kids is the North York Moors Railway which starts in the town and goes as far as Grosmont there is a stop at Goathland too, where much of Heartbeat is filmed, and in the summer some trains continue as far as Whitby on the coast. The scenery in the area, and the walking, is exceptional, with Ryedale to the south and Newton Dale to the north, and of course the North York Moors, which offer enough wide open space to satisfy those who really want to get away from it all.


Hightreck Consultants
Lewis Finance
Moore Stephens


Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
Bridestones Moor (NT)
Cropton Brewery & Visitor Centre
Dalby Forest Drive and Visitor Centre
Go Ape!
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Pickering Castle
Ryedale Folk Museum


Cropton Cabins Holiday Park
Spiers House Caravan Park
Upper Carr Touring Park
Wayside Caravan Park

Care Home

Linwood Court


Bank Top Cottage
Birdie Cottage
Dales Holiday Cottages

Hall Garth
Kirklea Cottage
Wheelwrights Cottage


Birdgate Dental Practice
Pickering Dental Health Practice
Ryedale Dental Healthcare Clinic and Implant Centre Ltd

Estate Agent

Boulton & Cooper Ltd
Rawling C E & Co
Rounthwaite & Woodhead
Winters of Pickering

Holiday Park

Cropton Cabins Holiday Park
Cropton Lodges
Keldy Cabins Holiday Park
Keldy Forest
Spiers House Caravan Park
Tantara Woodland


The Blacksmith's Country Inn
The White Swan Inn


Pickering Country Market

Pickering Market

Pub and Bar

Fox & Rabbit Inn
Horseshoe Inn
Lettered Board
Royal Oak
Sun Inn
The Blacksmith's Country Inn
The White Swan Inn
White Horse Farm Inn


Blacksmith's Arms
Castlegate Taberna
Fox & Rabbit Inn
Lal Quila Indian Restaurant
Lettered Board
Pizza Figaro
Sun Inn
The White Swan Inn
White Horse Farm Inn


Pickering Community Junior School


Birdie Cottage
Cropton Cabins Holiday Park
Cropton Lodges
Keldy Cabins Holiday Park
Keldy Forest
Rocklands Lodges
Tantara Woodland


Hague & Dixon


Bakers Taxis
Crystal Cars
Elite Cars
Harpers Taxis
Vale Taxis


Eastgate Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Old Malton (Men's Hockey)
Pickering Town (Amateur Football)


Pickering Book Shop
Floral Occasions

Steam & Moorland Garden Centre
The Garden Centre & Cafe
Standfield Hall Farm
Beckside Pharmacy
Robinsons Opticians Ltd
Champleys Shoes
The Firth Gallery
K.K. Gallery
The Organic Farm Shop


Pickering Antique Centre
Country Collector


Go Ape!(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Pickering

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Old Manse (0.08 miles)

Old Manse

Edwardian manse mature gardens & orchard. Silver award for hospitality. Traditional menus for breakfast & dinner utilising local produce located four minutes walk from town & North Yorks Moor Railway. Secure on-site parking. Convenient for Scarborough ... More | visit website

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Laurel Bank (0.17 miles)

Laurel Bank

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Laurel bank is an Edwardian semi detached property on three floors in a quiet residential area, ten minutes from the centre of Pickering historic market town.I offer one twin room/ ... More

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The White Swan Inn (0.25 miles)

The White Swan Inn
If you're into honest food, good wine, beautiful surroundings and hospitality you're going to love Yorkshire's leading small inn - nominated for the White Rose 2011 Hotel of the Year.

A traditional 16th century coaching inn ... More | visit website
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17 Burgate (0.27 miles)

17 Burgate

Welcome to 17 Burgate, an elegant Georgian Market Town House situated in the heart of the market town of Pickering between the town centre and the castle, offering deluxe individually designed and furnished en suite ... More | visit website

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Forest And Vale Hotel (0.30 miles)

Forest And Vale Hotel

The Forest and Vale offers a relaxing retreat from todays hectic schedules, with the emphasis firmly on ensuring that all guests receive the warmest welcome.Choose from traditional bedrooms in the main house or contemporary rooms ... More | visit website

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Bramwood Guest House (0.37 miles)

Bramwood Guest House
Bramwood is an 18th century (1734) grade II listed Georgian townhouse situated close to the Parish Church in the heart of historic Pickering and is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful scenery of the ... More | visit website
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Crossways Hotel (0.51 miles)

Crossways Hotel

Pauline Gill purchased the Crossways Hotel in June 1989, a Victorian House which has been carefully restored over the last few years to its former elegance.There are 6 individual spacious bedrooms offering single, double, twin ... More | visit website

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Barker Stakes Farm (1.25 miles)

Barker Stakes Farm

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Located in a quiet haven of North Yorkshirejust on the outskirts of Pickering - our 18th century Farmhouse bed & breakfastaccomodation is set within 32 acres on the banks ... More

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Tantara Country Hotel (1.99 miles)

Tantara Country Hotel

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Tantara is Set in its own beautiful and private grounds just 3 miles from Pickering , Tantara has charm and character that captivates all who visit. Unlike many other venues ... More

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Orchard Court Cottages (2.10 miles)

Orchard Court Cottages
Orchard Court Cottages are 2 beautiful two bedroom cottages situated in the picturesque village of Wrelton. Each cottage consists of a double bedroom and a single bedroom. A large comfy sitting room with plasma TV ... More | visit website

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